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  • Romney in Warsaw: In remembrance of times gone by

    Opinion | Europe's East 01-08-2012

    The last leg of a world tour by US Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney took him to Warsaw yesterday (31 July). Romney’s trip highlighted the stereotypic view with which Poland and the US tend to view each other, and illustrated how these mutual images – redolent of the heady days when Poland passed from communist control – bring nostalgic comfort to both countries in a period of anxiety, writes Roderick Parkes.

  • Europe’s disreputable system for ‘fixing’ its president

    Opinion | EU Priorities 2020 22-07-2009

    "Europe needs an ethically robust system to choose a real leader with civic guts and moral courage," writes David Price, founder of the Schuman.info website, in a July post on Blogactiv.

  • Crossick: Obama’s first 100 days didn’t disappoint

    Interview | EU Priorities 2020 30-04-2009

    US President Barack Obama has already taken substantial steps to improve the United States' relations with its Western partners, seek dialogue with the Muslim world and address hotbeds of tension, Stanley Crossick, the founding chairman of European Policy Centre, told EURACTIV in an interview.

  • Conflicts freeze as Obama takes office

    News | Med & South 21-01-2009

    As Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States in a ceremony watched by billions worldwide yesterday (20 January), two conflicts came to an end, sending a message to the new leader of the world's only remaining superpower.

  • Obama’s American dream makes Europe wonder

    News | EU Priorities 2020 20-01-2009

    Europeans appear to be dazed and confused about the United States' decision to elect a symbol of change to the White House. Some wish their own societies were capable of similar breakthroughs, but others are sceptical of President-elect Barack Obama's ability to bring about real change, reveals a round-up of contributions from the EURACTIV network.

  • EU to help Obama close Guantánamo

    News | Justice & Home Affairs 13-01-2009

    The Union's foreign affairs ministers will discuss, on 26 January, how to help US President-elect Barack Obama close the controversial Guantánamo detention camp by accepting the relocation of former inmates on EU soil, a Council source confirmed today (13 January).

  • Europe warned against ‘Obamania’

    News | Elections 06-11-2008

    Policymakers and analysts have begun to warn Europeans against over-expectation regarding Barack Obama's ability to deliver on his stated agenda for change, at least in the short term.

  • Europe hails Obama’s election as new US president

    News | Elections 05-11-2008

    European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and other EU leaders congratulated Senator Obama on his election, expressing hope that there would be "renewed commitment" from Europe and the United States to tackling the ongoing financial crisis and foreign policy issues.

  • Ogilvy CEO: New media key to Obama campaign

    Interview | Elections 04-11-2008

    Embracing innovative new communication tools on the Internet and mobile phones to engage citizens has been central to the success of Barack Obama's US presidential campaign, says Brian Fetherstonhaugh, chairman and CEO of OgilvyOne Worldwide, in an interview with EURACTIV.

  • Interview: New media key to Obama campaign

    News | Elections 04-11-2008

    Embracing innovative new tools on the Internet and mobile phones to engage citizens has been central to the communications success of Barack Obama's US presidential campaign, says Brian Fetherstonhaugh, chairman and CEO of OgilvyOne Worldwide, in an interview with EURACTIV.

  • Interview: German conservative has ‘problems’ with Palin

    News | EU Priorities 2020 31-10-2008

    Although he admits that he is closer to the US Republicans as a German Christian Democrat, MEP Elmar Brok told EURACTIV that in the upcoming elections he had "a problem with the Republican ticket" due to the controversial personality of vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

  • Interview: Finance, climate to boost ‘EU-US cooperation’

    News | Public Affairs 29-10-2008

    The ongoing financial turmoil and cooperation on climate change will shape relations between the EU and the US after the 4 November presidential elections, argues Tom Spencer, the executive director of the European Centre for Public Affairs, in an interview with EURACTIV.

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